Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Officially Revoked

On March 27, 2017, President Trump officially put an end to Executive Order 13673 – Fair Pay & Safe Workplaces, also known as the “Blacklisting” executive order.   President Trump’s Order directs the Department of Labor and other executive agencies to “consider promptly rescinding any orders, rules, regulations, guidance, guidelines, or policies implementing or enforcing the revoked Executive Orders.”

With the regulations eliminated, this means the end for the Executive Order as well as the DOL Guidance and the FAR provisions implementing the Blacklisting Rule.  Federal contractors will no longer be required to report alleged labor violations to federal agencies as part of their proposal process.  Additionally, federal contractors no longer will be prohibited from entering into mandatory arbitration agreements concerning employee Title VII claims.